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Abbeville, Alabama - Basic Facts

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The City of Abbeville had a population of 2,614 as of July 1, 2016. Abbeville ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Abbeville is located at latitude 31.5647 and longitude -85.2591 in Henry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Abbeville (see map below) encompass a land area of 15.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Henry County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 449 feet.

The City of Abbeville (GNIS ID: 2403054) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Abbeville is located within Abbeville Division of Henry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Abbeville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Abbeville: Abbieville.

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Abbeville, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,614
Population in Households 2,449
Population in Familes 2,004
Population in Group Qrtrs 165
Population Density1 168
Diversity Index2 57


Total Households 1,054
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 680
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,265 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 683 (54.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 371 (29.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $84,629
Average Home Value $159,320


Median Household Income $31,071
Average Household Income $44,224
Per Capita Income $18,918
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.45% -0.2%
Households -0.34% -0.15%
Families -0.44% -0.3%
Median Household Income   -1.23%
Per Capita Income   0.6%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Abbeville, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Abbeville to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 178 69th
Population Density1 # 378 35th
Diversity Index2 # 51 91st
Median Household Income # 458 21st
Per Capita Income # 375 36th

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